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Old 09-20-14, 06:18 PM
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Gitane Bicycle

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me identify this bike's model, or perhaps the year? Any help would be much appreciated, as I'm considering buying it. Even if it doesn't have Reynolds tubing, would it be a good buy for 130$?
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Old 09-20-14, 06:33 PM
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Yes. there are people ecstatic over buying a Schwinn Varsity for that price(or higher) so go buy that bike now.
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Old 09-20-14, 08:32 PM
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Looks to be a very nice early 80's model with nice all alloy components and wheels with a nice frame looks to be mid level columbus tubing based on what I can see of the sticker and general quality of the bike. This one is great deal at $130 if you want to get it go ASAP this one won't last long.



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Old 09-21-14, 07:03 AM
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Thank you zukahn1 and bbattle for your help! I'm going to check it out personally soon. Will post it here if I buy it.
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Thank you zukahn1 and bbattle for your help! I'm going to check it out personally soon. Will post it here if I buy it.
It is a nice bike at a good price but does the bike fit you?
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Old 09-21-14, 08:12 AM
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If the OP is over 6' it should be fine.
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Old 09-21-14, 08:31 AM
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@nimyea, it appears to be a 63cm, for 6'3" + riders or 60cm frame, for 6'-6'4". At 5'10" you are unlikely to be tall enough for that Gitane.

You need a 56-58cm frame. about 22"-23".
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looks to be an 60cm long xl basicaly 60cm frame with a farily long top length and wheelbase. Definetly a bike for a 6 ft plus rider.
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Old 09-21-14, 08:50 AM
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Thank you. You have saved me a lot of time and hassle in checking out that bike.
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